In this article titled “Tories, Libs trying to knock off their ethical high horse over free partisan mailings: pundits” Hill Times’ Laura Ryckewaert quotes Robin Sears:
Robin Sears, a former NDP strategist and now a principal at Earnscliffe Strategy Group, said all parties “play games” with their mailings and “should all take a valium.”
“I just don’t think this is a subject any of them want to have a fight about. It doesn’t mean anything to voters. It makes politicians and politics look bad,” said Mr. Sears.
“Be careful what you wish for when you start playing games with these things, because you end up in a much different place than you expected many times,” he said. (see here)
Sears knows very well what kind of dirty tricks are played in Ottawa as he was behind one of the dirtiest as he organized the phony anti-robocall petition group LeadNow (see here) which Elections Canada condemned in their investigation (see here).
As I showed in the first link, Media Party members like CBC’s Kady O’Malley are fully aware of these activities by Sears but have refused to report on it even when confronted – I’ve asked Ryckewaert if she knew and if not, will be correcting her story to include it.
I’ll update if I hear back from her.